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Roy

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    Roy reacted to Norskgeld in Tunes to stack too   
    Money - Pink Floyd
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    Welcome to a heavily subscribed club 
    I think they are uncommon (as opposed to rare).
    The definitive sovereign perhaps, a YH shield?
    I don't look for them anymore (always a bad move) but like it when they randomly come up for sale.
    I haven't had one from HGM for a loooong time.
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    Roy reacted to JunkBond in Gold Half Sovereign   
    Thanks @Roy
    Are they really uncommon or is it just that dealers know they are popular with collectors and will fetch the premium?
    All YH halves are shields so you aren't paying more for the privilege of owning a shield over a G&D
    I understand a premium for a VF etc.
    I am not just buying for gold weight anymore or I would just go for another couple of lucky dips so I guess I am a tight collector on a budget.
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    Roy reacted to PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    To be honest I don't see the two as fundamentally incompatible, and perhaps there's some weird identity politics I'm not picking up on too. I guess I'm not hard nosed enough to be purely stacking, but also baulk at the premiums associated with pure numismatics, so instead I pick up cheapish bullion coins when I can but get more excited by stuff with a story to tell... Boy that got a bit naval gazing.
    Thanks for the thoughts on the condition, seems general consensus is that I'm best off just holding onto the coin and enjoying it by and of itself which works for me 
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    Roy got a reaction from Micky9776 in Today I Received   
    Last week I received:

    Boxed, capsule and COA. HGM £245.75 
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    It is fun, and quite easy (cash permitting) to put together a bullion portrait set. The Mint released their own collection but they are usually quite expensive. I seem to remember Atkinsons had one fairly priced.

    Now, leaving all the early (read: expensive) ones for the 'Steves' of this world to drool over () and starting with Victoria, 7 or 8 different portraits should create an interesting and historical collection.
    On a budget, I 'assembled' my own.
    Here's mine.

    I have the JC portrait too but there is not enough space.
     
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    It is fun, and quite easy (cash permitting) to put together a bullion portrait set. The Mint released their own collection but they are usually quite expensive. I seem to remember Atkinsons had one fairly priced.

    Now, leaving all the early (read: expensive) ones for the 'Steves' of this world to drool over () and starting with Victoria, 7 or 8 different portraits should create an interesting and historical collection.
    On a budget, I 'assembled' my own.
    Here's mine.

    I have the JC portrait too but there is not enough space.
     
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    Agreed on the grading.
    It's a lovely coin, coronation year, lots of history but they did make a lot of 'em!
    It will be fab in a George run, or a King's run, or a Portrait collection but slabbed I can't see the value.
    It is what it is I guess. 
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    Roy reacted to sovereignsteve in Gold Half Sovereign   
    No you shouldn't send it off for grading unless you want all your collection in slabs, but that suggests becoming a collector not a stacker as you say you are many times in your video.  If you do become a collector you won't be happy having this one in your collection, you could get a far better one for not much more money.
    Strictly speaking the obverse is a nice EF but the reverse barely makes VF as well as having rim damage. I also think it's had a bit of "cleaning" too at some point. These are extremely common and purely bullion in this grade.
    ahem, you can go off people you know!
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    It is fun, and quite easy (cash permitting) to put together a bullion portrait set. The Mint released their own collection but they are usually quite expensive. I seem to remember Atkinsons had one fairly priced.

    Now, leaving all the early (read: expensive) ones for the 'Steves' of this world to drool over () and starting with Victoria, 7 or 8 different portraits should create an interesting and historical collection.
    On a budget, I 'assembled' my own.
    Here's mine.

    I have the JC portrait too but there is not enough space.
     
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    Roy reacted to Sovsaver in rhodium 1/2 oz   
    Ah, the old Rhodium bump, makes me feel nostalgic!
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    It is fun, and quite easy (cash permitting) to put together a bullion portrait set. The Mint released their own collection but they are usually quite expensive. I seem to remember Atkinsons had one fairly priced.

    Now, leaving all the early (read: expensive) ones for the 'Steves' of this world to drool over () and starting with Victoria, 7 or 8 different portraits should create an interesting and historical collection.
    On a budget, I 'assembled' my own.
    Here's mine.

    I have the JC portrait too but there is not enough space.
     
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    Roy reacted to JunkBond in Gold Half Sovereign   
    What, no date run, ye gods man!
    Seriously though, good watch Pan, can't answer your question though.
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    Roy got a reaction from PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    I enjoyed that.
    Thank you. 
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    Roy reacted to PansPurse in Gold Half Sovereign   
    So, big question, should I send this coin off for grading?
     
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    Roy got a reaction from SilverSkipper in Tunes to stack too   
    Goldfinger
    Hi-ho Silver Lining
    Hi-ho Silver
    Golden touch
    Golden slumbers
    Golden brown
    Heart of gold
    Band of gold
    Gold digger
    Going for gold
     
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    Roy got a reaction from Lowlow in 400oz full stack pic   
    'Two nations divided by a common language'
    We, the British, don't do praise very well 
    You're correct, the OP has done well for himself, but he knows that already 
     
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    Roy reacted to Lowlow in 400oz full stack pic   
    You know, I hadn't thought of that, but I bet it is the difference between being British and American.
    Thanks for that.
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    Roy got a reaction from Lowlow in 400oz full stack pic   
    'Two nations divided by a common language'
    We, the British, don't do praise very well 
    You're correct, the OP has done well for himself, but he knows that already 
     
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    Roy reacted to KDave in Index fund vs other investments   
    Yes good points I agree because you are right. I was playing devils advocate a bit and trying to get my head around the numbers point of view, it didn't make sense. The idea that something must have a yield to be the best investment when the numbers say otherwise. Well its fairer to say that the numbers currently say otherwise, but I believe the current state of things with metals averaging such high returns is a reflection of what is happening to the currencies far more than anything else - we are in a period in history where holding gold is as good as owning global capitalism, this is not logical, but entirely real because of our fiat based financial system screwing everything up. The conclusion when gold is going up as quickly as global 'growth' for lack of a better word, is that the world isn't doing so well in reality, we are not really getting any wealthier as a whole, and I believe the fault lies entirely with the parasitic system based upon fiat. 
    Ultimately, something that uses capital to produce wealth will logically always beat gold, gold being capital itself. In that context, owing companies and trying to tap into wealth production is the way to share in that and reap the rewards. To take ownership of what you have made and worked for, gold is the vehicle that allows you to do this, to hold your capital in your hand so to speak. 
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    Roy reacted to KDave in Index fund vs other investments   
    I thought so thanks Roy! Guess I might get me some miracle compounding with my gold after all 
    @MrGeorge Gold is up 11.4% annually in GBP over 15 years as per evidence; https://goldprice.org/ perhaps over 20 years in your example this takes it down some, I don't have access to the data on hand.
    In your example if instead of stocks I buy gold monthly and achieve the same returns % wise on the capital, we will both have £1.2 million of assets, but if at that point you are going to take your stocks 'yield' as income, then why can't I do the same with gold? 10% is the total return on both assets correct? So if I work out how much yield you will get on stocks, lets just say 5% which is £60,000? then I can sell the equivalent value of gold per year and still maintain my sterling value through continued appreciation on the capital, can I not do that? If the stack increases in value £120,000 per year and I am selling £60,000 how is it any different than you taking a part of your total return as income, conveniently called your 'yield'.
    Or did I screw that up as well Roy help me out here 
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    Roy got a reaction from Oldun in 400oz full stack pic   
    I agree with both sides 
    I don't see gold as a great investment either, but as you say @swAgger, it's a lovely place to park some profit or disposable income.
    Would I 'park' 400oz worth? Nope, but then I don't own a Lamborghini either!
    It's all relative to your personal situation I guess. If you can, why not?!
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    Roy got a reaction from KDave in Index fund vs other investments   
    @KDave, I'll be blunt.
    10% is 10% just as 36 + 24 = 60.
    Simple maths, simple concepts. Just simple.
     
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    Roy got a reaction from SilverSkipper in Tunes to stack too   
    Goldfinger
    Hi-ho Silver Lining
    Hi-ho Silver
    Golden touch
    Golden slumbers
    Golden brown
    Heart of gold
    Band of gold
    Gold digger
    Going for gold
     
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    Roy got a reaction from SilverSkipper in Who got you into Gold and Silver?   
    Ok, fair enough.
    I prefer to listen to Steve Wright on Radio 2. Specifically on Friday, 'Serious Jockin'........no G!'